Ironically, the first cousin of VW's lead singer Ezra Koenig is Vassar's very own Mike Koenig '11. Here's what Mike had to say about the song:
"'Cousins' is rockin and full of energy. It's great to see Ezra and the band are still kickin' it, and I'm pumped for their new album. "
It's unconfirmed whether or not Mike is the inspiration behind the song.